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Paying Your Business Rates

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Business rates account balance

Look up your business rates account balance

OnlinePay your business rates online

You can pay online by debit card (if you are clearing the outstanding balance then credit cards are accepted) via our online payments facility.

Please note that we have upgraded our payment system and you may notice changes to the pages that are displayed.

Direct debit

If you wish to pay by direct debit please complete the direct debit mandate form.


Payments using credit and debit cards can be made 24 hours a day using our automated telephone payment system.

Telephone 01233 330625 and follow the instructions. Please ensure you have your account or reference number to hand when calling.

BACS transfer

You can make payments direct from your bank account. Please use:

  • Account number: 74313363
  • Sort code: 60-01-21
  • Reference: your business rates account number

Standing order

If you choose this option you must make your own arrangements with your bank or building society, which must be in accordance with the payment amounts and dates shown on your bill, ensuring they quote your account reference.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Please ensure that the correct reference number is quoted when using all methods of payment, otherwise we may not be able to allocate the funds directly to your account.

If you decide to pay online, by standing order, or if you send a cheque through the post, it will take around four working days before we receive your payment. We do not know that you have paid until we receive your money and may start recovery action if you have paid later than the due date shown on your bill.

If you have forgotten to pay and your due date has passed, please pay immediately by debit card over the telephone.


You can sign up for future e-billing, so that your invoices are sent by email rather than in the post.


If your business rates account is in credit you may be entitled to have this refunded.